Nintendo partners with Western Digital to create licensed Switch microSD cards

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Nintendo partners with Western Digital to create licensed Switch microSD cards

Nintendo partners with Western Digital to create licensed Switch microSD cards

 
Western Digital, the parent company of SanDisk, has formed a global partnership with Nintendo to create licensed microSDXC cards for the company's Switch console, which will be available in capacities of 64GB and 128GB. 

  
These two MicroSD cards should be more than capable of loading Switch games quickly, with both offering read speeds of up to 100MB/s. The specifications of these two licenced MicroSD cards are very similar to SanDisk's existing Ultra series of MicroSD cards, though these models will come with official verification from Nintendo, which many tech illiterate consumers will certainly appreciate. 

MicroSD cards will become very important for Nintendo moving forward, with their online library of games continuing to grow on their Switch platform and the fact that their new console ships with meagre 32GB of integrated memory for storage.   

 

Nintendo partners with Western Digital to create licensed Switch microSD cards

 

The Nintendo-licensed 64 GB and 128 GB microSDXC SanDisk memory cards will be available at select retail outlets starting in October 2017.

 

You can join the discussion on Nintendo's officially licensed MicroSDXC cards on the OC3D Forums

 

  

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04-09-2017, 11:38:04

g0ggles1994
And somehow I can guarantee these will cost more than the standard SanDisk Ultra cardsQuote

04-09-2017, 11:49:42

WYP
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Originally Posted by g0ggles1994 View Post
And somehow I can guarantee these will cost more than the standard SanDisk Ultra cards
Yeah, but the whole point is to help ensure that Switch users don't buy crap quality SD memory cards and that parents who don't know the difference between a good and a bad SD card can get a form of "official" verification.

Those who know better will know where to get better value for money, but those who are techno illiterate will at least be able to buy these to avoid crap memory. I just hope the price premium is not much.

Right now the 64GB Ultra is £19.99 on Amazon.

The 128GB costs around £41.99.

Ve will see how much the Nintendo licenced version costs.Quote
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